You spoke, we listened! Starting immediately, real-time updates for parents is part of every tend.ly implementation. You heard me – real-time updates are FREE!!!  We understand that life moves fast.  You all want an easy way to keep up and what better way to do that than with real-time updates from your child care app. After all, life doesn’t happen in a digest at the end of the day, life happens in the moment.

As a parent, getting started with real-time updates is both quick and easy.

  1. Signup for an account on the tend.ly Parent Portal – Be sure to use the same email address where you receive your daily reports.
  2. Log into the Parent Portal and choose what Moments you want to receive in real-time and how your want to receive them.
[<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-37" src="http://www.blog.tend.ly/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-Shot-2015-08-06-at-1.19.37-PM-300x290.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 1.19.37 PM" width="300" height="290" />](http://www.blog.tend.ly/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-Shot-2015-08-06-at-1.19.37-PM.png)   3. Download the app ([iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/TR/app/id931580632)/[Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ly.tend.tendly.mobile&hl=en)) so you can see your child&#8217;s timeline day after day.

That’s it! You are on your way to sharing moments with your children and their teachers as they happen.

At tend.ly, our goal is to be a child care application that strengthens the connection between parents and children and providers in easy and manageable ways. Real-time updates is just another way we strive to meet this goal.

Check out out our Activating Real-Time Updates help doc if you get stuck or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask at support@tend.ly!